Nonsequitur: Terrorists in the US

June 21, 2016

 

Sadly, terrorist activity within our borders, primarily related to radical Islamist movements, is not uncommon.  Since 2001, the US has convicted more than 700 individuals here in our country for terrorism or terror-related acts.  About 130 of these were implicated since 2014. At least 40 individuals were allowed into the country as refugees and at least 380 were foreign born.  Our generally ineffective border control and the current administration’s refusal to enforce existing immigration law are adding risk of future terrorist attacks within our border.  Even when the Justice Department knows an individual has suspected ties to terrorist groups or radical clerics, they may not aggressively pursue them.  This was the case for the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen and for Boston Marathon bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev .  Despite President Obama’s unwillingness to articulate it, we know that radical Islamist terrorism is a direct threat to American lives here in our own country.

Read more about terror within the US here.

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